SmartPlanet video features The Kidney Project
The implantable bioartifical kidney is explained in this December 6, 2010, SmartPlanet video featuring Shuvo Roy, PhD, a faculty member in the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.
- Learn how the implantable bioartifical kidney works
- See an animation of the device in action
- View Shuvo Roy at work in his lab
Roy is leading a national research project, called The Kidney Project, to develop the implantable bioartifical kidney and make it available to the growing number of patients worldwide who suffer from end stage renal disease (ESRD).
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.